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is rooting droid 2 worth it? i heard its not fully broke

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by xythil, Jan 27, 2011.

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    is the droid 2 not fully broke ?

    can i get wireless tether no prob?
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    You can easily root the droid 2. While there are not as many advantages to rooting a droid 2 compared to the original droid, you can still do root-specific things such as:

    -wireless tether
    -load roms
    -load themes

    The bootloader is locked, so essentially it is not "broke."

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    what is bootloader?

    and can it get rid of this JUNK malware like blockbuster and make the phone run better?
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    The locked bootloader prevents users from loading custom kernals onto their phones.

    You have multiple options with the blur apps. Once rooted you can apps to freeze them or rename them. You can also load roms that have the blur removed.

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    What are you looking for in a rooted d2?

    Droid2 Fisson 2.5.7
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    Totally worth it, rooting will require you to hook your D2 up to the computer and run a script that will root it and install a superuser permission app. From there you'll need to download clockwork mod, koush's bootstrap and then you are ready to flash custom ROMs! Even if you brick your D2 there's a factory bootstrap (recovery mode) that you can access before bootup.

    Have some fun with it but always have a backup.

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    There aren't nearly as many advantages to rooting a d2 as there was with the original Droid. Basically the only major things is loading Roms. So if you are bored with the look, or if you can find a prerelease update rom, by all means give it a go. Droids are pretty hard to perma brick. Once the superuser is installed and everything you are pretty safe. I bricked my original droid at least 5 times and fixed it very easily.
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    I do not recommend rooting the D2 at all unless you are going to root and just keep the ROM you currently have and do not use the bootstraps.

    Even then I stopped getting email notifications, so while I won't say don't do it at all I definitely don't think that it's prime time and ready to go the way many make it appear to be.
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    Um no.


    sent from my Liberty infused Droid 2
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    Your liberty infused D2 crash or something? Seems that you were only able to make a slight response, making it hard to understand.

    But that's easy for me to understand that you might be having issues. You see I spend quite a bit of time in this forum and I read a lot of posts. I'm not the only one to experience issues as a result of using the bootstraps/clockwork.

    So instead of just correcting me, give me an idea about why you say that. I'm always interested in an alternate point of view.
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    Wow. Your mom not hug you enough or something? It's a forum for cell phones dude. Not the big part of life you're making it out to be.


    sent from my Liberty infused Droid 2
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    I had more issues before root then after. Its just a matter of opinion like anything else.
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    theres no difference before and after root as far as usage.

    idk how these kids r running into problems.

    only minor problem was my buttons not lighting up,
    it rarely happens, and its only after a reboot when it does.

    to fix it, some are able to adjust the screen brightness and they come back.
    not me
    i have to go into the camera, take a pic, delete it, and whammo, phone buttons light up. idk y that works.
    and its on any rom i use. stock, fusion, fission, squidlys, angdroids green and his clean.

    so go ahead mr 65 million posts, enlighten us on how unusable your rooted D2 is

    :soapbox:
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    I didn't just mean root privelages I meant root as in everything that comes with it. My bad.
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    There is a huge difference between stock and rooted. Your capabilities are endless once you are rooted. On stock, you are very limited. And the only reason the Droid 2 and x users have more issues than others is because of the efuse bootloader.


    Clearly you don't understand what being rooted allows you to do

    From my Liberated Droid 2 (Liberty v 1.0)
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    i thought we were talking about adverse affects of rooting
    i didnt think i needed to spell out what rooting enables you to do.

    "rooting" simply means gaining super user permissions on a linux system.

    Android is Linux.

    in other forms of linux and BSD we are able to simply invoke sudo before any command we would like to use in an administrative environment.

    the reason we use sudo instead of su is because it is a tad safer in that you dont have to worry about forgetting to logout of su and letting someone compromise your system.

    the reason the carriers lock us out of su and sudo is so we dont screw things up.

    its n00bs like the complainers and the ones who ask what "root" is that give everyone headaches.

    if you dont understand the privleges and responisibilities, then DONT ****ING DO IT!!

    what we do here is without any warranty. noone is responsible for the commands you run except for you. we dont twist your arm.

    anyone who has questions about basic stuff needs to go take a Linux 101.

    isnt there a sticky defining root?
    i thought we were past all that.

    edit: im new to droids, not Linux or Android.
    ive got extensive experience porting android to the Dell Axim x51v
    you look at my 5 posts and scoff, but hows about u take a sniveling step back kid?
    ive been a part of XDA since the site was ugly as sin.
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    Gotta say.... If that's the way you feel about rooting, that's fine and dandy.... But I thinks its funny how you're telling someone to root and NOT change anything at all. The whole point of rooting is customization, and backing up everything. At least for me. I like knowing that everything I do, I can backup my files, erase the rom I'm currently on, and flash a different one. I've flashed several, and yes there are glitches, but its to be expected. You're changing the system. Its better than having a slow phone due to bloatware.

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    there are some other advantages to having a rooted phone, without using the customizing side of it, some applications (specifically back up ones) can save more data and be more precise and efficient at what they are meant to do on a rooted phone as opposed to a stock one for example.



    and cron, i do not judge you by your post count, i judge based on content. just because you have a high count doesnt mean you have credibility at all. you cant honestly say that a rooted vs stock android have no change in usage. its just flat out wrong. i dont care whatever you did, you just threw out a couple fancy terms and acted like you built the os yourself and all the idiots should just go fall off a cliff. if you really did specialize in computers or anything technical youd have to know that there are less knowledgeable people out there that require a more in depth explanation then what you and i might need. throwing insults and calling people dumb wont fix anything.

    who cares that youve been on xda since whenever. ive been on neopets for 8 years. does that mean anything? no. it doesnt. what happened was you were corrected, and you decided to throw a tantrum over nothing. if you disagree, state that with your reasons instead of going out on a rampage and attack everyone who is "less knowledgeable" then you. be respectful bro.
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    No, you're wrong; At its basest level, running before and after root IS exactly the same. Rooting itself is simply the process of giving yourself super user permissions. It is what you DO with these permissions that change the phone. Just because you don't understand the terms, or how coding works, doesn't mean he's wrong.